Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of hair ornaments
  • United States
  • pair of hair ornaments, late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, tin, beading
  • Object Length: each 18 cm
    Object Length: each 7 1/16 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1529.a,b

The buckskin fringes are wrapped into two beaded fringes and two naked fringes. The beaded fringes are mostly light blue each with two bands of yellow, flanked by dark blue. The top where the fringes join is a four-sided knob, two sides in yellow, two in dark blue, and the top in red. The beaded fringes each have two tin cones.